Hello everyone welcome to the Serie A Review where the beautiful game is played with style
Juventus continue their march towards the Scudetto with a 3-1 win over their eternal rivals AC Milan. Unstoppable Carlos Tevez, Spanish Alvaro Morata and Italian Leonardo Bonucci scored for the Bianconeri while Luca Antonelli replied for the Rossoneri. Although possession was somewhat split Juve we’re rarely in danger, their dominance at midfield was evident once again. Right now they look like an unstoppable train. AC on the other hand lost an opportunity to get closer to a European spot. The way they are playing I doubt it, after sacking Clarence Seedorf the hope was to improve on last year however seems the opposite has happened, they are stuck in the middle of the standings with no hope in sight
Roma finally got a win after a string of draws, a victory of 2-1 over Cagliari. Serbian Adem Ljajic and Argentinian Leandro Paredes got the goals for Giallorossi while Belgian newcomer Paul-Jose M’Poku replied for the Sardinians. A well-played road game for the Romans who controlled possession and where in total command of the game. Hopefully this game will turn the fortunes around for Roma who must remain focused if they want any chance of catching Juventus. Cagliari for their part we’re coming off a good stretch and must not let this defeat bring them down if they want to remain in Serie A.
Napoli continue their assault on 2nd spot with a decisive 3-1 win over Udinese. Newcomer Manolo Gabbiadini, Belgian sensation Dries Mertens and an own goal by Frenchman Cyril Theroux who in fact also got the goal for his team. Napoli are enjoying a good moment right now and with a little help could find themselves in 2nd spot before the season’s end. Udinese for their part are continuing their sea-saw season, they must improve if they want to progress in the standings, in my view.
Fiorentina climbed to 4th spot with a tough win of 3-2 over Atalanta. Argentinian Jose Maria Basanta and Italians Alesandro Diamanti and Manuel Pasqual scored for the Tuscans. Diamanti who is recently back from China had an instant impact on the team bodes well for the Viola. Ghanaian Boakye Richmond Yiadom and Italian Davide Zappacosta replied for the Bergamasci. An important win for Fiorentina which sees them in 4th place right behind Napoli. In my view with Juve, Roma, Napoli and Fiorentina being 1,2,3,4 in the standings is probably a prelude to the final standings.
Inter Milan snapped their losing streak with a 3-0 trumping of Palermo. Argentinian Mauro Icardi with 2 and Colombian Freddy Guarin got the goals for the Neroblue. Guarin had a fantastic game as did Icardi. After a string of bad results a much needed win for the Neroblue. They have not been able to string together any kind of positive results at best a sea-saw season for the Interisti. Roberto Mancini is a great coach however he will need more time to turn the team around. Palermo for their part are playing well and in spite of the loss are surpassing every expectation this season.
In other results
Torino continue their impressive drive with 3-1 drubbing of Hellas Verona
Genoa continue their impressive form with 1-0 win over Lazio in Rome
Sampadoria and Sassuolo who are both playing beyond expectation this season settled for a 1-1
Empoli got much needed points by defeating lowly Cesena 2-0
Lastly Chievo Verona defeated Seir B bound Parma 1-0
Here you have it folks another exciting week in Serie A..We have reached the last strech where they separate the men from the boys….stay tuned